Kentucky has officially hit rock bottom, and really it is no place to ever be. The Wildcats are sitting 0-3 in conference right now, and they have lost their three SEC games by a combined score of 137 to 20. Ouch.
Saturday, the Wildcats were blown out by the South Carolina Gamecocks 54-3. South Carolina out-gained the Cats 639 to 96. It was demoralizing; it made you want to feel really sorry for Joker Phillips and this program right now.
Kentucky committed six turnovers on the day.
And if that wasn’t enough, Steve Spurrier took a subtle jab after the game at the Cats:
“Kentucky has a heck of a punter, I know that.”
The game was just plain ugly. The Wildcats have lost to teams in the past by being competitive, but they are not even competitive right now.
There isn’t a single play in the playbook that offensive coordinator Randy Sanders thinks Morgan Newton can run right now…except the quarterback draw.
Kentucky is averaging league lows in scoring offense (13), total offense (229), passing offense (119). They have thrown a league-tying worst 10 interceptions on the year. The Kentucky quarterbacks are completing a league worst 43.9 percent of their passes. Can it get worse?
The good news is that Kentucky has a bye week to try and figure something out offensively, but the bad news is that it will likely take a whole lot longer than a week to come up with anything.
I know Kentucky can get a lot better, because they simply cannot get much worse.
“Ugly is how you can describe it,” Kentucky coach Joker Phillips said. “It was ugly, especially offensively.”
• Oct. 15 Bye
• Oct. 22 Jacksonville State
• Oct. 29 Mississippi State
• Nov. 5 Ole Miss
• Nov. 12 @ Vanderbilt
• Nov. 19 @ Georgia
• Nov. 26 Tennessee
Kentucky hosts Jacksonville State for their homecoming after the bye week.